Bernice H
Bernice H
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Asked on Oct 27, 2012

My living room wall, no longer teal...

Diana DeileyTaniaCBernice H
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I just had to repaint it in spite of the encouragement I got from so many. The "teal", even after getting ti darkened was just too neon for me. This is calmer , and while not as dramatic as I would have liked...it is just fine. I am not the only one who lives here, (snicker) so the other half is happy too! Maybe down the road after I use up the left over paint, I will strike out again! who knows? I must have at least 8 or 9 coats of paint on this wall anyway! That is what is holding my mhome up, paint!
q my living room wall no longer teal, paint colors, painting, wall decor
q my living room wall no longer teal, paint colors, painting, wall decor
q my living room wall no longer teal, paint colors, painting, wall decor
q my living room wall no longer teal, paint colors, painting, wall decor
20 answers
  • TaniaC
    on Oct 27, 2012

    ...LOL!....Well Bernice I loved the teal But I Love the Sage just as Much... The color sage is what I have in my living room too... It's just a little different Shade of Sage...:) Beautiful!....As long as you are happy with it I am happy..:)

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 27, 2012

    AAWWWW I"M happy that you are happy!

  • Ellen H
    on Oct 27, 2012

    @Bernice H I guess you are supposed to live out your wild side with your purses - they don't involve the significant other too much. The sage is nice - good job.

  • Carroll A
    on Oct 28, 2012

    Looks great!!!! I say it's just paint.. and paint is cheap, if you don't like it repaint. I did not think the teal was bad, but I was not living with it either. I do however love the sage green. I also have it in my living room! I think is does go better with the other colors you have in the room.

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 28, 2012

    @SheilaG, Plum Doodles I got it at Pier One Imports...if you dont have a Pier One you can go online and order, this is so pretty , it is the color I wanted for my wall, but it has shiny in it so doesnt seem so intense all the time. They told me they couldnt get an accurate paint color because of the shine. Pier One has lots and lots of teal /peacock colored items. I drooled when i went in. EVen their paintings have teal, I bought my son 47, a picture of an owl, had teal and rust in it. Cute but not childish, he kept it too! I have a beautiful plate with the colors in it, I got from there. Maybe I will take a picture. I have a gallery wall I am stumped on now. I changed things, now I am unsatisfied.

  • Sharron W
    on Oct 28, 2012

    @Bernice H Well I loved the teal but I see how the sage has a real calming affect on the room....I like it as well and now seeing the mirror up on the wall it really pulls the room together for me ....So glad you got it done and a color you can really love....

  • Marg C
    on Oct 28, 2012

    I agree, the sage is calming.....I like it alot. I haven't beenin Pier 1 in soooo long that I must get back in there! Thanks for mentioning that!

  • Proud of you that you gave teal a go, but just as proud that you made a change when it didn't feel comfortable for you. It is only paint. P.S. I like the sage better too.

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 28, 2012

    @M Gail Greene Hi! Gail, the color I changed FROM was a chocolate brown, we got a wild hair, saw @SheilaG, Plum Doodles 's desk/ dresser, and thought the teal would look super in here. I have only had the chocolate about 2 years, so I am not to be trusted with paint and walls. AT any moment the fancy could strike.I have had this sage in the kitchen for about 5 years, and still love it. White cabinets ..it is so fresh and just about every color goes with it. You can see a little of the brownish, more maroon below, it really was very nice, but hubs just made me think ..hmmm maybe it is time for a change. It used to be a warm goldish color, before that off white..(before new carpet ) then it went to chocolate..yada yada..thanks! @Country Design Style-Jeanette YUP thanks,I do know people who would have stuck with it, but ...it is ONLY paint ..and hubs' muscle. thanks everyone! @Sharron W Just be assured I will use the teal...SOMEWHERE mwahahahaaa

    q my living room wall no longer teal, paint colors, painting, wall decor
  • Helena @ Design Wotcha!
    on Oct 28, 2012

    I like this change - seems the perfect earthy color as we head in to winter and still looks good with that teal throw...

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 29, 2012

    @M Gail Greene I loved Tawanda! I loved Kathy knocking down the wall! Then putting it up again! Thanks all. @SheilaG, Plum Doodles I love this pillow, I would have bought more but they are not 14.95! ha And they are special spot clean, so are the gold. boo . I dont want anyone to use them, dorky me, I have to be quick and get them out of the way! @Marg C when Sandy has gone, do go to Pier One, I was like a kid in a candy shop. Sheila, I saw some parsons chairs in teal "leatherette" yup, gonna get me a couple. Thanks @Helena @ Design Wotcha! It sort of feels springy too.

  • TaniaC
    on Oct 30, 2012

    @Bernice H Sweety!! Check your E-mail I sent you a message..:)

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 31, 2012

    @SheilaG, Plum Doodles @TaniaC @M Gail Greene @Sharron W @Ellen H Have you seen the winter DIY from better homes and gardens? Wowza! Guesss what color shows up over and over?Especially on the front cover! The whole magazine is to drool over. I dont see orange.. brown... blahblah blah Real colors for real people! Check it out!

  • Sharron W
    on Nov 1, 2012

    Hmmmm, no I haven't seen it...I didn't know that there was a DIY magazine...LOL Now I'm gonna look for it...

  • Bernice H
    on Nov 1, 2012

    @Sharron W @SheilaG, Plum Doodles maybe BH and Gardens has it on line? It is a "special interest publication." I get it in the mail, dont know if it is on the newstand. But the issue is gorgeous! And Sheila on page 86 is a picture of a kitchen work station in almost the same blue as your dresser! And pg80,81, 82, yum teal? And the top border of page 62 63 is the deep color I wanted on my wall. it is paired with a lotof gold and red in this issue. oh and page 54 55 56 and 57....wow! you shoould see the ombre pink vanity table on page10.. yup, you gotta get this issue somehow!

  • Ellen H
    on Nov 1, 2012

    I'll plan an afternoon in the magazine section of Books-a-Million soon.

  • TaniaC
    on Nov 1, 2012

    Oh Sounds awesome.... I just went online to see if they had it on there but didn't see anything yet I'll Check again and also check the news stands....:)))))))

  • Bernice H
    on Nov 1, 2012

    OK @TaniaC normally I am not this enthusiastic about a magazine, but the colors are awesome! You know what? (Why do people say that, of course you dont know what I am thinking) Anywaayyy I am looking at my neighbors blue mhome, as i sit here on the computer. Maybe subconsciously I have had enough of light blue, because my other neighbors house on the other side of me is blue too! Blue like this is not a house color! No it is not teal..but a bright blue! hmm gotta think about that!

  • TaniaC
    on Nov 1, 2012

    LOL! Well at least all that Blue is not giving you the Blues????? Or is it Ha!.....I love Blue But not as much as the earth tones... This House Had Blue Blue Blue from cabinets to walls when we bought it and I just felt Bummed walking in... So I changed everything.... If you go back to my Profile you will see my Blue Kitchen and then you will know what I mean BY BLUESSSS! ... http://www.hometalk.com/taniacrawford/posts#!/493702/my-painted-kitchen-makeover I did make one wall in my spare Bedroom Blue though I like this color Blue alot... It kind of reminds me of the color you living room wall was..:)))) although the picture don't do The color Justice it is a lot brighter. http://www.hometalk.com/taniacrawford/posts#!/510837/old-piano-remnants-made-into-an-art-piece-above-the-bed

  • Diana Deiley
    on Feb 24, 2016

    I love the new color. Bold colors like Teal take some time to get used to, and it has to work with your other décor. Great job.

    • Diana Deiley
      on Feb 25, 2016

      @Bernice H Nokomis is south of Sarasota, north of Venice, Florida on the Gulf Coast. My home is in Spanish Lakes Mobile Home Park (retirement community, 400 homes).

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